Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How To Defeat Worrying

Planning ahead can potentially evolve into worrying, and when our thoughts go into hyper-drive, it's like being on an out of control airplane...the feelings of impending doom are highly intense.

Worry as defined in the dictionary

1.) to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; fret. 2.)  to move with effort: an old car worrying uphill. –verb (used with object) 3.) to torment with cares, anxieties, etc.; trouble; plague. 4.)  to seize, esp. by the throat, with the teeth and shake or mangle, as one animal does. 5.)  to harass by repeated biting, snapping, etc. 6.)  a worried condition or feeling; uneasiness or anxiety.

One can worry so much that the body actually feels the effects of exertion as if they've experienced the situation. ...  

Worried Sick? 

Worry is an enormous waste of time and 90% of the things we worry about never come to pass.   We all run scenarios of future situations in our imagination in order to plan what will be done, but when the " what if " stigma is over focused on, worry is birthed!  Many issues worried about were never a part of reality in the first place and if a person tends to be a bit negative minded, they can very well exhaust themselves in thought before the time comes to address the issue.  The father of lies; "the evil adversary", is the author of deception and worry.  It's not wrong to plan ahead, but there is no need in thinking of the worst case scenario happening over and over again.

If we worry about having a bad day, then we probably will have one!  We can potentially evoke a negative situation into existence because irrelevant thoughts can program our subconsciousness to an extent where "the script of our worries" is played out by us when the time comes to handle the situation at hand.  There is no bigger stumbling block in our business communications than stuff we have "over pondered" about.  We can think ourselves right out of the deal of a lifetime.

Worrying accomplishes nothing especially when the situation has not come to pass yet; and if it has, little can be done when you just sit and fret!  Worry can weaken your mind enough to where evil principalities can start influencing your thoughts.  Yes indeed, one can actually be worried sick, and one can also be worried to death especially if there are high blood pressure factors and heart disease.  Stress related to worry can actually effect the person's rationality, thus dangerous decisions are made that can place the individual or others in danger. 

What Can Be Done To Find Relief ? 

Learning to transfer stressful thoughts into the super natural realm of Holiness is often overlooked, but highly effective.  Thinking that you can handle the situation is prideful, so pray about the situation and admit to Christ that you have fallen victim to yourself due to worry and doubt!  Worrying never gets anything done.  If you are worrying, it is a sure sign that it's time to get something done.  If the situation is in physical existence, PRAY.  If you can, and if it is safe...go toward the problem if it is possible.  Face it!  If the situation has not come to pass yet, or it is unsafe to confront the situation, do not give the opportunity for Satan to create turmoil!  Pray until you have prayed!  Saturating a potentially bad situation in prayer helps enormously!

Give the situation that you're stressed about to Christ, because God wants us to rely on Him totally.  No, all the thoughts won't go totally away, but Christ can take the load off because his yoke is easy!  What this means is he will take the weight off so that the load is lighter..."his yoke is easy"!  Our spirits are lightened because Jesus bares the weight of the spiritual load.  Out of control thinking torments us is in the same area where our spirit, soul, and imagination are.  Worry can be defeated in the spiritual realm because it is Godly territory.  Our burdens must be given to Christ to handle so that our fragile spirits are not crushed.  One you speak the situation into the supernatural realm, the solution will come into mind later on; or most of the time, the resolution will suddenly manifest in your life.
Jesus says bring the worry to him.
Matthew 11 

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Jesus speaks about a comforting councilor.
John 14 

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Jesus says don't worry about it!
Matthew 6 

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?  "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in his entire splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?   So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. 

Final Thoughts 

Remember, our carnality can make us forget that we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit!  We don't become robotic disciples once we accept Christ.  We have to learn to lean on Christ and listen for the prompting of the Holy Spirit.  Our constant dialog with God helps us to traverse through life!  This dialog includes; reverent prayer, thinking about God's position on life issues, and talking to God as you would talk to a friend as you seek advice.

 All Bible references were NIV 1984

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